Home Free: Aloha in Art, Aloha in Action

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Home Free: Aloha in Art, Aloha in Action


Saturday Oct 27 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


About the Performance:

Home Free: Aloha in Art
Join us for a moderated conversation discussing current issues around houselessness featuring community leaders from various communities across the state. Despite houselessness being a prevalent talking point in political debates, the voices from communities experiencing it are rarely, if ever, included in the discussion of their own future. Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, this event amplifies the perspective of individuals facing precarious housing so that the public can listen and learn from their lived experiences. Free with RSVP.

Twinkle Borge, Pu‘uhonua O Wai‘anae
Roz Sargent, Waimanalo Beach Park
John Montanona, Kaka‘ako
Andrea Maggard, Kaka‘ako
James Koshiba (moderator), Community Builder—Hui Aloha 

The conversation will be preceded by a presentation of photographs taken by youth depicting the meaning of "home" and "freedom" from their perspective. The photo project is part of the Wolf & Woman Youth Art Program.

Home Free: Aloha in Action 
On Saturday, Nov 3 from 10am to 2pm, attend a community open house event at Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae in Waianae.  Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae is the largest outdoor village in the State and has been featured in international, national and local media as a model alterNative to the houseless epidemic. The event includes live entertainment, a tour of the village and deep conversations between residents and outside community members. 

Special thanks to community partners Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae, Hui Aloha, and Tyrell's Angels. 

The 50 State Initiative is a non-partisan, nationwide campaign to use art as a means of inspiring broad civic participation. It is a national network of concurrent decentralized public events across the country that reflect a multiplicity of voices and spark a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics. Along the way, we aim to build a network of artists, arts institutions and civic leaders and to map and connect the cultural and artistic infrastructure in the United States.

For Freedoms is a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the US. Founded in January 2016, For Freedoms aims to engage artists, policymakers, and the public in the exploration of how creativity and action can combine to form a more perfect union. We seek to use art to encourage and deepen public discussions of pressing civic issues and core democratic values, inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. We aim to be a hub for other artists, arts institutions, and activists who desire to be more engaged with the current political system in each of the 50 states. 

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